About Oakton

With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. From degree programs to noncredit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses, Oakton has something for everyone. 

Want to earn your associate degree or a certificate? Choose from 80 areas of study, ranging from health careers, science, and technology to business and liberal arts. Whether you plan to transfer to a four-year institution or start a career, you’ll expand your options and prepare for your next step.

Interested in learning new skills without pursuing a degree? Each term, you can choose from some 1,500 continuing education courses in subjects as diverse as computer accounting, video production, and landscape painting. The College also offers several options for completing your GED or learning English as a Second Language

Whatever course of study you choose, you’ll enjoy easy access to classes and student services. In addition to our centrally located campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, Oakton offers courses and programs at some 240 off-site locations throughout the community. Extensive distance-learning options include more than 90 online courses each year. 

You’ll also join a rich community of people dedicated to lifelong learning and committed to access, equity, and diversity. In small classes, you’ll get to know faculty and students from all walks of life and with a wide range of goals and perspectives. 

We’d love to tell you more about Oakton Community College. Contact us for more information, or schedule a visit. Or why not apply today? We look forward to meeting you.